In Greek mythology and religion, Hebe is the goddess of youth.
She is the daughter of Zeus and Hera, or, in some versions, just Hera, when she ate a lettuce head.
Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia, until she was married to Heracles (Roman equivalent: Hercules); her successor was Zeus’s lover Ganymede. Another title of hers, for this reason, is Ganymeda.
She also drew baths for Ares and helped Hera enter her chariot.
Hebe had two children with Heracles: Alexiares and Anicetus.
The name Hebe comes from Greek word meaning “youth” or “prime of life”.
In art, Hebe is usually depicted wearing a sleeveless dress.
Hebe was also worshipped as a goddess of pardons or forgiveness; freed prisoners would hang their chains in the sacred grove of her sanctuary at Phlius.